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The Packer Shoes x New Balance 999 ‘CML’ Was Inspired By the Use of Camel Hair in Fashion

Packer Shoes has released a number of stellar collaborations throughout 2016, and with the year winding down, the renowned boutique retailer has another must-have sneaker on the way. This time, Packer Shoes teamed up with New Balance.

The Packer Shoes x New Balance 999 “CML” arrives in stores on Saturday and will retail for $150. The collab is a Packer Shoes exclusive, and will be available in-store and online via packershoes.com.

Packer Shoes New Balance 999 CML
Packer Shoes New Balance 999 “CML.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of New Balance.
Packer Shoes New Balance 999 CML
Another look at the Packer Shoes New Balance 999 “CML.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of New balance.

Packer’s take on the classic shoe, according to New Balance, was inspired by camels and the use of camel hair fabric in fashion. The concept of the collaboration, New Balance said, merges the desert with the city, and employs a desert-like motif on the sneaker style that is built for everyday city wear.

Packer Shoes New Balance 999 CML
A detail shot of the Packer Shoes New Balance 999 “CML.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of New Balance.
Packer Shoes New Balance 999 CML
The tongue of the Packer Shoes New Balance 999 “CML.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of New Balance.

The shoe’s upper is executed with a tan nappy suede that is made to look like the texture of camel hair, and is complemented with a micro-perforated pigskin toe box and premium nubuck detailing on its tongue and heel tab.

The shoe also features brown leather trim, reflective silver 3-M hits on the heels, Packer-branded insoles, speckled laces, and hits of coral, orange and blue.

Packer Shoes New Balance 999 CML
The Packer Shoes New Balance 999 “CML,” on foot.
CREDIT: Courtesy of New Balance.
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